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Skill vs. Experience and how it applies to bluegill fishing.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by carl hendrix Nov 29, 2015.

Sexing redear sunfish.
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Caught a biggun'
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shooter replied to Tony Livingston's discussion Sexing redear sunfish.
" down here in Louisiana we  call'em chinkapin,my favorite fish on a fly,i have been catching chinks for over 60 yrs now and had no idea ,this is very interesting,thank you for posting this and thanks to…"
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CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

Here’s a group where you can share your Photography hardware, hardware reviews, photo techniques software etc to help enhance and help others in the photography of our favorite target the B’Gill.Please add a discussion for each item such as specific camera, technique, sofware or hardware.Write a review on your newest or favorite camera!Thank You!!See More
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PB GSX

"Look at ledhed hauling in those big hybrid bluegills.....a blast to catch!!"
Sep 13, 2017
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Was looking for these....

"The GSF x BG hybrids will out fight a bluegill every day of the week. Females are rare, since the cross produces 95% male offspring. I've caught females, think I have some photos here someplace."
Jul 28, 2017
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Was looking for these....

"Definitely a BG x GSF hybrid. Nice fish!"
Jul 26, 2017
Tony Livingston commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Cheyenne catches the Swanton monster

"Sooooo...... Did you release the beast, or remove it?"
May 15, 2017
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#8 Chartreuse popper fish 1

"Dick, I'm speechless. That fish is extraordinary!! Did you get a weight?"
May 3, 2017
Louis Daniels replied to Tony Livingston's discussion Sexing redear sunfish.
"This is my target species to fish for in Northern California..... hard to figure out, and even harder fighters on 3-4 lb line.... finesse jigs, hair jigs. bobber early spring when they are schooling on top, and drop - shot when they decend late…"
Apr 25, 2017
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Female hybrid

"Indeed she is.......fish are doing very well!"
Apr 23, 2017
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Female hybrid

Don't see these too often. She was a beauty at 11" and a pound and a half.
Apr 20, 2017
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Female hybrid

"Wow...what a fish!"
Apr 20, 2017
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4/17/17

"This fish is awesome!!"
Apr 17, 2017
Tony Livingston replied to Long Creek Arkie's discussion Coppernose ????
"Well, if it were me, I would want to know exactly where the Greenies came from. It's certainly possible they came from the hatchery, but most folks would be astounded to learn just how easy it is to move fish from one body of water to another.…"
Apr 17, 2017
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Female hybrid

"WHOA TONY !!  BEAST OF A BEAUTY !!    PROOF POSITIVE; TONY USES MIRACLE GROW FEEDING HIS FISH;; LOLOLOL !!   GREAT JOB BUDDY !!"
Apr 17, 2017
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Female hybrid

"nice tony,one of yours?"
Apr 17, 2017

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What type of animal is a bluegill?
we have 5 ponds, the smallest is .5 acre, while the largest is 1 acre.
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
Indiana

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What do the "B's" in B&B Farms, Maple Syrup stand for?

 Bluegills and Botanicals if you read the fine print. It seemed appropriate, as those two subjects definitely hold a special place in my family's hearts.

I thought I would share a little bit of the maple syrup process, for those who might be curious as to how it's done. I may add additional photos as time permits.

Disclaimer: No Bluegills were harmed during the making of this maple syrup.

My wife and our oldest son, tapping some trees during an unseasonably warm spell…

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Posted on June 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 15 Comments

Macrochirus in the media.

For some time now, I've pondered the possibility of starting a blog dedicated to those special instances when our favorite fish gets to spend a few moments in the limelight. My excuse for having not accomplished this task sooner is disturbingly familiar....not enough time. Well that situation has been remedied, at least temporarily, by my family and I enjoying a long overdue vacation.

So as I sit here surrounded by palm trees, nearly overwhelmed by the smell of sunscreen, with waves…

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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:10pm — 25 Comments

A show of appreciation.....

For Dick Tabbert. I've never had the pleasure of meeting him face-to-face, but from our dealings otherwise I can tell you that Dick is cut from the bedrock that this country was built upon. I've found him to be modest, unassuming, very knowledgeable, and endowed with a generous spirit. BigBluegill.com wouldn't feel like home without his presence, and we are indeed fortunate to have him as part of our online family. This place wouldn't be the same without him.

I'm asking everyone here,…

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Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

Hoosier Hotspot.

The area that comprises Greene-Sullivan State Forest lies divided between Eastern Sullivan, and Western Greene counties in South-Central Indiana, and was originally established in 1936 with a land donation of 3067 acres from the Indiana Central Coal Co. Further…

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:15am — 4 Comments

Jim Gronaw....A brief profile.

Jim Gronaw must surely be accustomed to wearing many hats.....husband, father, grandfather, talented outdoor writer, angler extraordinaire, and last but certainly not least, one of our very own moderators, right here at http://bigbluegill.com/ !

Residing in Westminster, MD., You're liable to find Jim Gronaw either casting a line at one of several local hotspots, or busily putting the finishing touches on his latest outdoor themed article. Jim's…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 8:32am — 16 Comments

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At 8:40pm on December 24, 2015, Jim Gronaw said…

Merry Christmas to you and your, Tony!

You have to be enjoying some of this mild weather...catching any hybrids in your ponds?

At 7:15am on March 1, 2015, Jeff Bernier said…

Hi Tony sorry I have not heard this before and no Bruce has not said it was OK.  If I need to take it down please let me know and I am sorry for the trouble.  I will through this out to post this on your site would it possible if I was to add a link in the magazine advertising your site.  Just a question let me know either way let me know if I need to pull down this blog post and I will.

At 10:24am on November 14, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Thank you Tony and the pleasure's all mine.

At 5:35am on September 29, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Tony. Looks like we are off to a good start. There are so many different units out there with the fisherman in mind. You have the basic finders and of coarse the full blown that have anything you can think of then some. I'm hoping we can learn our finders and their potential.

At 9:29am on November 18, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
Glad you were spared, sorry for the others.
I'm sure you are aware that accidents and damage occur after the storms pass. People rush to help or just overlook the changed environment.
Be careful.
At 7:38pm on October 26, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…

Tony - do you know how to organize a fly swap?

At 7:52pm on June 13, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
And I love worms so much, I grow my own.
At 5:33pm on June 13, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
Thanks Tony. I usually try different techniques based on the location, conditions
and what I've been failing at already. My.primary criteria is water depth, structure and cover, in that order. I mostly fish a large lake, and these are what matters.
If the fish bite hard on a micro spoon, I'll stay with it.
If I move or the bite slows I'll try something else.
I'm equipped to put nearly any TYPE bait in the water. I usually have more crap with me than I can use.
But I do confess, when all else fails.... I'll fall back on a worm.
At 12:04pm on February 28, 2013, DAVID L EITUTIS said…

YUP JEN MASTER COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH YA ON TONY AND ALL THE MODERATORS AND OF COURSE THE LEADER OF THE BAND, BRUCE !!!!!!!!!!

At 6:15pm on January 8, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

I didn't think this big warm up would be good especially where some ice has already formed....I don't have to tell you to be careful but I will to satisfy my conscience.....

 
 
 

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